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HELKIJN (HELCHIN) CHURCHYARD

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
West-Vlaanderen
Identified Casualties:
4

Location Information

The village of Helkijn (Helchin) is located south of the town of Kortrijk off the N50 which runs between Kortrijk and Pecq. Driving from Kortrijk follow the N50 until you come to the junction with the N512, turn left here and head for Spiere. In the village you come to a T junction, turn left onto Oudenaardseweg and follow this road to Helkijn. In the village you come a junction of 4 roads, turn right into Kerkstraat and the church is at the end of the road. The graves are directly in front of the entrance.

Historical Information

Helkijn Chuchyard contains four Commonwealth burials of the First World War, one of which is unidentified. These graves were brought in after the Armistice from a point between Helkijn Church and the sugar factory. The single burial of the Second World War dates from May 1940 and the withdrawal to Dunkirk ahead of the German advance.